Purpose Statement / Position Summary The Registered Dietitian (RD) is a specialist in nutrition who is responsible for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and education of patients who are living with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Working in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, the RD shares current, evidence-based knowledge with patients and their families as well as with other health care professionals. Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job List of broad job specific functions that employees must be able to do: 1. Works effectively within an interdisciplinary team to safely and effectively provide care to patients. 2. Evaluates patient comprehension and adherence to an individualized care plan by reviewing clinical and learning outcomes. 3. Communicates effectively and courteously with patients and healthcare providers and team members. 4. Be at work and be on time 5. Follows company policies, procedures and directives 6. Interacts in a positive and constructive manner 7. Prioritizes and multitasks Organizational Expectations Preset goals from section 1 of CAT. Integrity Trust Delivers promised results, expects and helps others to do the same. Is widely trusted and is seen as direct, truthful and authentic. Chooses the right path even when it may be uncomfortable or difficult. Takes ownership if mistakes are made and works to correct the situation. Ethics Doing the right thing even if no one is watching. At all times acts in a moral, ethical way that is compliant with all laws, regulations and policies governing MemorialCare’s work as a health care provider. Accountability Personal Responsibility Accepts full responsibility for personal behavior and contributes as a team member to complete tasks, resolve problems, and achieve goals. Follows through on commitments. Take responsibility for their actions. Regulatory Requirements and Compliance Complies with regulatory requirements, applicable laws, and policies and procedures set forth by the organization and Staff Job Description Template: 2/13/15 individual departments. Maintains all license and certification requirements. Fiscal Responsibility Effectively manages time and resources to reduce waste and complete individual, team, unit/department, or organizational-wide work activities. Best Practices Supports Performance Improvement and LEAN Proactively seeks improvement opportunities to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Supports and embraces necessary change, demonstrates openness to new ideas, processes and technologies. Works collaboratively to implement new strategies and improve team performance. Consistently implements practices to improve patient safety, customer service and quality care. Continuous Learning Pursues both internal and external learning opportunities for self and professional development. Proactively takes responsibility for learning about trends and changes in their given field. Regularly seeks and accepts feedback for development and improvement. Recognizes additional work or duties as an opportunity to grow professionally. Compassion Service Focused on providing the highest level and quality of customer service. Exhibits professionalism, respect and dignity at all times. Demonstrates a personal commitment to understanding, meeting and exceeding the needs of fellow employees, patients, physicians, and guests. Delivers proactive, helpful, courteous and knowledgeable service. Communication Practices open and honest communication demonstrating support and empathy. Respectfully asks questions and practices active listening to gain full understanding of diverse perspectives. Maintains the self-esteem and confidence of others. Effectively conveys both written and oral communication to achieve mutual understanding, while appropriately adapting the message, style and tone to accommodate a variety of audiences. Synergy Teamwork Participates as active team member, demonstrating a willingness to engage and accept shared responsibility. Works cooperatively and collaboratively within and across departments to achieve positive results. Staff Job Description Template: 2/13/15 Essential Job Outcomes Section II of the CAT. Specific job related responsibilities and duties. 1. Screens, prioritizes and processes patient referrals. 2. Reviews patient’s clinical information obtained through physician referral, laboratory reports and health records. 3. Conducts consultations with patients and performs nutrition assessments: a. Uses effective interviewing methods to obtain relevant patient information b. Uses accurate and pertinent data and information to identify nutrition-related problems c. Develops appropriate, purposefully planned, and individualized interventions in partnership with the patient d. Assesses patient’s understanding and compliance with the nutrition plan of care 4. Utilizes the best available research/evidence, evidence-based guidelines, and best practices to guide patient care. 5. Helps to develop, manage, and review RD protocol(s) for MNT and nutrition education of patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes. 6. Prepares reports on RD activities as required for outcomes data. 7. Multi-tasking skills related to the delivery of efficient primary care including the ability to share information and teach while treating a patient. 9 Regular attendance at staff meetings as required. 10 “Other duties as assigned”
Experience 1) A minimum of 2 years working with diabetes patients is preferred. 2) Certified Diabetic Educator STRONGLY preferred. 3) Experience in the community and/or Primary Care setting preferred. 4) Spanish speaking a plus. 5) Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 6) Must be open-minded and non-judgmental.
Education 1) B.S. degree required 2) Meet the requirements for a Registered Dietitian as dictated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 3) Current, active Registered Dietitian certification (also known as Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist)confirmed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration required